Thursday, June 28, 2012

[DYSU] Challenge #78 - Blue Skies & Clouds

Good morning, everyone! I can't believe that we already have end of June...where has the time gone? We're completely mid-way in our summer season and it's evident by the many CSA baskets I have been picking up. I still owe you all a bunch of fabulous photos and recipes that I have been whipping up to use up these wonderful fresh ingredients. Just to tease you, I just made a delicious pecan-crusted warm goat cheese & beet salad.

We're here to bring you a great challenge: Blue Skies & Clouds. This week I am playing around with mixed media - something I am dabbling here and there, but still feeling a little new and unsure about this medium.



This week we also have a great sponsor along who provided us the entire June release set to showcase: Gecko Galz. This week I chose to "Tag You're It" collage set.

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Stamps: (Tag You're It) Gecko Galz; (Up, Up & Away) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 11 Brown Sugar; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo) Ranger
Embellishments: (Gesso - White) Gold; (Artists' Color Acrylic Series 1 - Brilliant White, Brilliant Blue, Light Portrait Pink) Utrecht; (Mixed Brads - Karlie; Chipboard Alphabet Ledger - Elsie) The Girl's Paperie; (Writing Pen - Sepia) Martha Stewart; (Corrugated Cardboard) recycled


I started out by cutting a bunch of the tags down the middle shingled the card stock down. Then I added a layers of Gesso. I got a little carried away with the acrylic paint. With last week's "Inspired a Movie" challenge I still had Vanilla Sky in mind when I saw "Blue Skies & Clouds." I'm not sure if you can see that the big tags were used as a background, some of the script and music shows through if you peek hard enough... but I should have eased up on the Gesso layer and the acrylic paint next time.


The flower embellishment is made out of three types of mini tags that I picked and printed those 3 or 4 times out. I wanted to create a flower to embellish the card and go a little bit outside the box to stretch the use of tags. The center is a beautiful brad from The Girl's Paperie collection. The clouds I stamped with dark brown and then used white acrylic pain to lighten them  up to give them that Vanilla Sky ... although now that I look at it, they look a little stormy.

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The chipboard letters I thought would work well, because they have both blue and pink accents on the letters. Since it has a little bit of a casual look, I thought I needed to bridge those two styles together with a bit of corrugated card stock that I peeled into the distressed look...

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Thanks for peeking. I'm still trying to make up my mind if I like this card or mixed media. It's definitely not my comfort zone. If you haven't seen the other girls's creations, hop on over and remember to leave them some love :)...And don't forget to enter our challenge!


Our sponsors this week:

* Winner's Choice of 4 Images


* $20 Gift Certificate

 
Entire July Collection (The Digital Paper Pack "Great Adventures", 6 different collage sets including Vintage Travels & Wild West dominos, and a digital stamp set "Mermaids Garden" a prize pack worth $30)

8 comments:

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous Ren Yi, worthy of a frame to hang opn the wall. It may be out of your comfort zone, but you really made a piece of art here!

Denise and Louise said...

I love this card Ren-Yi. That background is amazing and the flower looks great.
Hugs
Denise xx

onecraftymama said...

Stretching out of your comfort zone turned out lovely! Isn't it funny how we have a hard time appreciating that, though? I love the unique bloom you made with the tags - simply genius idea!

WencheP said...

This is just fantastic! You are so creative!

Hugs,
Wenche

Anonymous said...

Hi Ren Yi
your card is amazing.a little bit outside the box is sometimes a suprise.it was a lot work and you can be proud.i like your card a lot.have a wonderful and creative weekend.hugs across the miles.
snowbird-Lisa

JOAN said...

This is a great card!! Love all the mixed media effect. Hugs, Joan

princesskitten said...

love your swirl - brilliant idea

Barb said...

beautiful!!!

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